Herefordshire Carers Support invites Expressions of Interest

Herefordshire Carers Support (HCS) is seeking expressions of interest from like-minded charities to undertake activities during 2020 and beyond that support Carers in Herefordshire following the planned dissolution of HCS by the end of March 2020. We have approximately £60,000 to commit to continuing our legacy of supporting Carers.

 

We want these funds to:

  • support and grow local Carer groups and what they offer to relieve stress on Carers, including social events and outings;
  • maintain the existing HCS contact/Membership network;
  • contribute a collective Carer voice for Herefordshire to relevant forums and decision makers, raising Carer profile and ensuring Carer concerns  are heard, especially in securing respite care;
  • widen and strengthen the range of Carer support within the county alongside other relevant organisations.

 

If you think your organisation can deliver this work, download the full briefing on what we are looking for and how to express your interest here [link] or contact [email protected]

 

Applications close on 28 October 2019 at 12 noon – send by email to the [email protected] address above or hard copy to HCS c/o Aspire Living Canal Rd Hereford.

 

Expressions of Interest received will be reviewed by the Board of Trustees on 29th October.

 

For informal discussion with Sheila Marsh, Chair of Trustees, call 07785 574896.

Who are Carers?

A Carer is someone who provides unpaid support to a family member, partner, child, friend or neighbour who may be ill, frail, elderly, have a disability or long-term health issue or have mental health issues – and who could not manage without this support.

Carers do not necessarily live in the same home as the person they care for and may themselves be unwell, have a disability or long-term illness.

How can we help you?

If you look after someone who couldn’t manage without your help your first stop should be to contact Carers Trust 4all who are now providing carer support services in Herefordshire. Call them on 01432 663057 or email [email protected]. Their team (which includes some of our former staff – friendly, experienced and helpful!) can offer information, one-to-one advice and help with getting the support and services that are relevant to you.

Here at Herefordshire Carers Support we are continuing to support local Carers groups, offer training opportunities, free counselling as well as trips and social events for Carers.

Sign up for our email updates if you are a Carer – and you can become a member of HCS for free too!

We aim to open up possibilities so that you can continue your caring responsibilities but also to take stock, meet others – and have some fun.  Each Carer is individual and different, what helps one person may not help another but our activities will help you to explore ideas and think about what might help you.

Young Carers and Young Adult Carers

(Under 25 Years)

Adult and Parent Carers

(25+ years)

 

First Aid Workshops:

Date: Monday 16th September 2019 - Tuesday 26th November 2019
Time: 12:00 am
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Herefordshire Carers Support exists to ensure that carers are universally recognised as fundamental to the communities in which they live and to ensure that there is a balance between their caring responsibilities and their lives outside their caring role. Who is a Carer? A carer doesn’t have to be someone who lives with the person they care for or be related to them. If you care for them, then you are a carer. If you are under the age of 18 and you help care for someone then the Young Carers Support will help you. There is a support network for parents and carers for children with additional needs which provides information and support. We also run a Carers Forum.
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